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Workforce Developments

This effort to calculate self sufficiency wages - what it really costs to make ends meet - is one of the most interesting things going on in workforce development these days. It's a very practical tool for communicating with employers and policymakers about the exact degree to which low wages and poor benefits harm workers and their families. It also helps the working poor who are stuck in low wage jobs understand that it isn't a moral failing that they can't make ends meet - it's because they aren't paid enough.

For previous Workforce Development posts on the so-called "minimum wage":

http://workforcedev.typepad.com/workforcedev/2006/06/senate_rejects_.html
http://workforcedev.typepad.com/workforcedev/2006/05/minimum_wages.html

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